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Journal Title: Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   48/3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Informativeness Is A Determinant of Compound Stress in English
by Melanie J. Bell, Ingo Plag
pp 485-520

Vowel Reduction in Russian: No Phonetics in Phonology
by Pavel Losad
pp 521-571

Supplemental Relative Clauses: Internal and External Syntax
by Russell Lee-Goldman
pp 573-608

Assessing the Reliability of Textbook Data in Syntax: Adger's Core Syntax
by Jon Sprouse, Diogo Almeida
pp 609-652

The Interaction of Modality and Negation in Finnish
by Rose Marie Thomas
pp 653-684

Invariant Syllable Skeleton, Complex Segments and Word Edges
by Tobias Scheer
pp 685-726

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
Russian
 
LL Issue: 23.4530